CHS Group is excited to reveal the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 CHS Awards. The annual awards will take place on 31 May at The Principal Hotel in Manchester.

With entrants ranging from internationally recognised brands to UK family attractions, innovative catering companies and academic venues, the awards are set to be hotly contested.

Now in their fourth consecutive year, the CHS Awards provide hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities, and are open to all types of hotels and venues.

The Awards are judged by an independent panel of over fifty event professionals from leading agencies throughout the UK.

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Emma Cartmell, Chief Executive Office at CHS Group said:

“We were inundated with nominations from a huge range of organisations big and small – which is testament to the wealth of talent and enthusiasm of the industry. Congratulations to all of our brilliant nominees and we hope to see you all on the 31st May.”

 The shortlist:

Best International Venue

  • Grand Hotel HUIS TER DUIN
  • Maritim Hotels
  • NH Hotels Group
  • San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
  • Sandals & Beaches Resorts
  • Sir Hotels Group

Best Use of Technological Advancements

  • Adia
  • Horizon Leeds
  • Pullman London St Pancras
  • Well Met at Leeds Beckett University
  • Waternook Lakeside Accommodation

Industry Personality of the Year (Supplier/Hotel/Venue)

  • Faye Banwell, The Hague Convention Bureau
  • Chris Ford, Accor Hotels
  • Kevan Holland, Trident Hospitality
  • Sharon Jezeph, Jurys Inns
  • Gill Moulden, Moulden Marketing
  • Martin Stephens, Off Limits Group
  • Andrew Woods, Millenium Hotels

Industry Personality of the Year (Agency)

  • Sylvain Boutieller | nexusvenue
  • Andy Hammond | Event Elite Connections
  • Nick Milas | Blueline Events
  • Kerry Walsh | Hatch Events
  • Carol Ann Whitehead | The Zebra Partnership
  • Jo Wilson | Ace Bookings

Best Academic Venue

  • Chicheley Hall
  • College Court Conference Centre & Hotel
  • Nottingham Conference Centre
  • The Royal Society
  • The University of Manchester Conferences and Venues
  • University of Leeds
  • Well Met at Leeds Beckett University

Best Auditorium

  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel
  • Millennium Point
  • ODEON
  • Pullman London St Pancras
  • The Lowry
  • The Stoller Hall
  • Williams Conference Centre

Best Onsite Leisure Facilities

  • Bovey Caste – Part of the Eden Hotel Collection
  • Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa
  • Centre Parcs Conference and Events
  • Clayton Crown Hotel
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
  • The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
  • Waternook Lakeside Accommodation

Best Independent Venue

  • Coombe Abbey Hotel
  • Horizon Leeds
  • Sopwell House
  • The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa
  • The Lowry
  • Tewkesbury Park
  • Thestudioglasgow
  • Unique Venues of Birmingham
  • Well Met at Leeds Beckett University
  • Victoria Warehouse

Best Venue Communication

  • Clayton Crown Hotel
  • Victoria Warehouse

Best Onsite Audio Visual

  • Butlin’s Conference & Events
  • De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel
  • Horizon Leeds
  • Tewkesbury Park
  • Well Met at Leeds Beckett University
  • Williams Conference Centre

Best Outside Catering Company

  • Beales Gourmet Catering
  • Dine Events
  • Grape and Grain Catering Co.
  • Mr Flavour Events
  • The Meat Thief

Best Green / Sustainable Venue

  • Brockholes
  • MEETinLEEDS
  • MTC Events
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • ORTUS
  • One Aldwych Hotel

Best UK Representation of a UK Venue

  • Castle Hotel Windsor – MGallery by Sofitel
  • Mallory Court – Eden Hotel Collection
  • The Principal York
  • Trident Hospitality Consultants Ltd
  • Victoria Warehouse

Best UK Representation of an International Venue / Destination

  • Avenue Sales
  • Conventions Malta
  • hotel republic
  • Moulden Marketing
  • Rotterdam Partners and The Hague Convention Bureau
  • Sandals & Beaches Resorts

Best Large Conference/Exhibition Space

  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hull
  • Hilton London Bankside
  • Jurys Hinckley Island Hotel and Conference Venue
  • Lancashire Cricket Club
  • Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
  • The Principal Manchester
  • Williams Conference Centre

Best Unusual Event Space

  • Alton Towers Resort
  • Big Chief Tipis
  • Coombe Abbey Hotel
  • Magna
  • National Railway Museum
  • The Jockey Club – Aintree Racecourse
  • Villa Park, Home of Aston Villa Football Club
  • Victoria Warehouse

Best External Event Space

  • Butlin’s Conferences & Events
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Drayton Manor
  • Fairmont St Andrews
  • Nottingham Conferences
  • The Coniston Hotel County Estate & Spa
  • The Jockey Club – Aintree Racecourse
  • Towcester Racecourse

Best Welcome Guest Experience

  • Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa
  • Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
  • Pullman London St Pancras
  • Seaham Hall
  • Sopwell House
  • Tewkesbury Park
  • The Principal York
  • The Queens Hotel
  • Williams Conference Centre

Best Bedroom

  • Coombe Abbey Hotel
  • Grays Court
  • Influential
  • Manor by the Lake
  • Oakley Hall Hotel
  • Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa
  • The Principal York
  • Waternook Lakeside Accommodation

Best Launch Event

  • Jurys Inn Manchester
  • Magna
  • Manchester Hall
  • Oakley Hall Hotel
  • Unique Venues Birmingham
  • Victory Services Club

Best Boardroom / Small Meeting Room

  • Fairmont St Andrews
  • INNSIDE by Melia Manchester
  • Horizon Leeds
  • Tewkesbury Park
  • The Principal Manchester
  • The Principal York
  • The Studio Manchester
  • Well Met at Leeds Beckett University
Adam is the co-founder and editor of www.eventindustrynews.com Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.